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12 July 2012 10:45 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chairman of the State Engineering Corporation Jagath Perera while refuting allegations made by Trade Unions against Minister Wimal Weerawansa, said that the allegations were completely false.

“ The statement made by the Chairman of the National Construction Trade Union Thushara Gunasekara to the effect that Minister Wimal Weerawansa has 35 vehicles for his personal use is false and has been made with complete malicious intent” he said.

The Chairman went on to state that the Corporation has over 35 vehicles on lease which have been used entirely for outstation projects of the corporation.

“Over 35 vehicles are taken by the Corporation on lease and these are entirely used to facilitate projects that are undertaken in the outstations. Therefore this allegation has no basis and is an attempt to politically sling mud at the Minister” Fernando said.

Speaking on Trade Union claims that the Minister has appointed his political allies to bogus positions and are paid salaries without even reporting to work, the Chairman stated that there is not truth in this allegation.

“There has been no irregularity in recruiting employees to the Corporation, this allegation completely misrepresents the true facts. Many people are contracted for employment as and when the need arises and the only aim of these recruitments are to efficiently complete the project” he said.

The Chairman also pointed out that the corporation netted the highest turnover during the last year, in its entire history, and that the corporation has been acclaimed internationally for its proper administration and efficiency.

Fernando also said that the corporation has no authority to increase salaries of its employees and that is the prerogative of the salaries commission and the treasury for which discussions are currently ongoing. Therefore the Chariman stated that the protest was organized with complete malicious intent. ( Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 25

  • Sedwatta Sarneris Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:29 AM

    35 vehicles is nothing.

    batahira_balawegaya Friday, 13 July 2012 03:27 AM

    Actually 35 vehicles use by trade union people. minister always walking to the office.

    shantha madawelas Friday, 13 July 2012 03:33 AM

    is chairman says the truth? he is his man....

    Nodrog Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:46 AM

    Is Jagath Perera, Wimal's dhobi to wash his dirty linen? The Trade Union should provide proof and shame them.

    Patrick Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:54 AM

    What better example than this of a person singing for his supper!!!!!!

    Noor Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:07 PM

    This is usual reply, there is no fire without smoke.

    Artist Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:01 PM

    What is going on this country? I think we need an UN interference. To put a stop for all these non-sense.

    anura Friday, 13 July 2012 04:10 AM

    world history is such that those who grab power have never done good. its all personnel egos to feed. Wimalor any body in politics today is no exception are corrupt to the bone. ask your selves answer is there.

    CommonMan Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:34 PM

    I think that should be made in Sri Lanka.

    terror Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:45 PM

    Need to give evidence without just accusing..

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 July 2012 05:50 AM

    You are correct. This issue is 100% correct, 35 vehicles mis-used for Ministers personnel matters.

    Amarathunga Chandika Friday, 13 July 2012 05:52 AM

    Gentleman, ask from Kaduwela Pradesiya Saba Head, he will give you a clear picture of W, W'wansa.

    Sanjaya Friday, 13 July 2012 05:44 AM

    I remember the Sinhalese saying "HORAGE AMMAGEN PENA AHANAWA WAGE".

    Jayantha Jayamanne Friday, 13 July 2012 05:55 AM

    Now everything has come out with clear proofs, don't conn man, talk the truth.

    sarath Thursday, 12 July 2012 02:54 PM the world to enjoy public money.

    RajasH Friday, 13 July 2012 06:04 AM

    more vehicles needed to keep Hambantota Harbour working

    patriotlankan Thursday, 12 July 2012 03:40 PM

    what's the point..

    Canadian Thursday, 12 July 2012 03:46 PM

    Does not make no sence - no one can use 35 vehicles

    this trade union guys try to get more and more ...

    Bavana JOhn Friday, 13 July 2012 08:10 AM

    His home too.

    nishadha Friday, 13 July 2012 08:12 AM

    Was Kaduwela paradeshiya sabha election a State Engineering Corporation project? becuase I saw lots of those vehicles been used at the election,

    Bavana JOhn Thursday, 12 July 2012 07:47 PM

    Dear, No smoke without fire!

    perera Friday, 13 July 2012 08:59 PM


    wije Friday, 13 July 2012 09:37 AM

    please publish the Registration numbers of the vehicles and payed checqe numbers relevent rent vehicles to veryfy.

    prasanna Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:08 AM

    then of course no problem

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